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bioregion

(bī′ō-rē′jən)
n.
An area bounded by natural rather than artificial borders that has characteristic flora and fauna and includes one or more ecosystems.

bi′o·re′gion·al adj.
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Earliest known records for Syllophopsis sechellensis in Old World bioregions.
Anoura fistulata proved to exist in a wide altitudinal range in divergent bioregions enclosing ecologically contrasting localities.
1: The study was conducted in 10 counties, within eight of California's 10 bioregions that contain forests or rangelands.
The Council of European BioRegions is very active in promoting cooperation on all levels and motivating cluster managers to work together.
The authors talk about fair allocation of resources, economic strategies which should meet the basic human needs in a just and equitable manner and should guarantee the right to potable water, clean air, food security, shelter and safe sanitation, otherwise, cities will become increasingly unsustainable, unless citizens learn the social and environmental values that focus on the importance of communities and bioregions.
Finally, visionary conservationist Spencer Beebe asks us to restore natural flows by remapping the world into sustainable bioregions.
Face-to-face democratic decision making in the proposed bioregions would occur in community meetings as well as in offices, shops, and factories.
So, that suggests that we need to reorganize our societies based on bioregions, and organize ourselves to get as much of our needs met from within our bioregions as possible.
Such lyrical deep histories as Thomas Fairchild Sherman's A Place on the Glacial Till are all too rare, but his provides an excellent model for people ready to discover their own bioregions.
As O'Brien explains, "beeroregionalism" concentrates production in local bioregions.
In either case, bioregions that are largely self-sufficient will flourish by selling on favorable terms when opportunities present themselves.
The five bioregions that come together in the area provide a rare experience for nature lovers, says Laurie Robinson, the program's administrator for the Audubon studies.